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The Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington, Ontario, opening with cocktails at 6:00 p.m.

The awards evening is designed to formally recognize leadership, innovation and excellence within the Croatian-Canadian community and significant contributions by Croatian-Canadians to Canadian society as a whole.

This exceptional evening will include a keynote address by special guest AJ Piplica, Founder, CEO, Hermeus Corporation.

Hermeus, an Atlanta-based startup is developing hypersonic aircraft and is testing a new type of engine which will eventually be capable of reaching Mach 5 speeds (over 3,000 mph). They are charting a future for hypersonic transport, which if successful will revolutionize commercial transatlantic flights.

Hypersonic travel happens at speeds of Mach 5 — five times the speed of sound. That would get an aircraft from New York to London in just 90 minutes!

The Hermeus founders include former employees from SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket start-up, and Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ secretive space venture. All four founders worked together at Generation Orbit, where they worked on the development of a hypersonic rocket-plane and the US Air Force’s newest X-Plane.

Also Included

Please join us for an evening of outstanding recognition, fine food, and entertainment!

We invite all members and friends of the Chamber and the greater Croatian-Canadian communities across Canada to join us.

Award nominations are open until March 25, 2022.  Nominate an award candidate here.




Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

As a not-for-profit organization, we depend upon the generosity of businesses and individuals to help make this event a great success and sustain various initiatives of the Chamber including subsidizing educational initiatives and supporting the Croatian-Canadian Scholarship Fund.